Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Scene of the Week: The Girl with the Dragon of Tattoo

By Sati. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 , ,
directed by David Fincher
Opening titles

The scene: In a sequence that Fincher himself describes as Lisbeth's nightmare we see tar and fire, themes from all three novels - the violence, passion and intensity and elements from their titles - fire and hornets. The music that plays in the background is energetic cover of "Immigrant Song" sang by Karen O - its intensity mixes with the swift editing of the montage setting the pace for the rest of the movie perfectly.



14 comments:

  1. I agree, that opening title sequence is awesome. Not to mention that badass cover of Immigrant Song by two of my favorites in Karen O & Trent Reznor.

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    1. Love that cover, it nearly made the speakers explode.

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  2. These credits. That song. Only in a Fincher movie could something so awesome happen!

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    1. I don't know if 'only' in Fimcher's movie but yeah, it's awesome.

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  3. I concur - absolutely stunning visuals; they really pulled me into the story.Even as I had already seen the Swedish original.

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    1. It was terrific, I was shocked by the sound and the visual and it really forced me to get into the movie's universe.

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  4. I was afraid to get too excited for the film while watching the intro, but I couldn't help it. Luckily, the film was just as good!

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  5. That opening certainly caught my attention. It was like a nightmare version of one of the original James Bond openings.

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    1. That's a very cool way of describing it!

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  6. I love the credit sequence, but it takes me completely out of the story. I agree with what Chip Lary says about it being a twisted James Bond Opening. It looks like a cool music video to go with the DVD, but as a credit sequence. It adds nothing to the actual movie.

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    1. I really liked it. It was a way of showing us what goes on in Lisbeth's head.

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  7. It was totally a twisted Bond opening. Also this film has Craig :P
    I love this opening. I can never hear this song now and not think about it. It's etched in my memory forever, as it should.

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    1. Yes, the song brings back the images to mind, definetly! I really hope we will get to see sequels for this one.

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